In 1953 Marty Robbins makes his U.S. chart debut with "I'll Go On Alone."
In 1955 Elvis Presley is interviewed by Jimmy Dean on his TV show.
In 1958 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certifies its
In 1958 first gold record, "Catch A Falling Star" by Perry Como.
In 1960 Sam Cooke kicks off his first tour of the West Indies with a concert in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
In 1963 Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers is fined 60 pounds for evading British customs with a German guitar.
In 1964 Billboard magazine says that 60% of all current music sales are Beatles records.
In 1964 "Twist & Shout" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 Petula Clark makes her American TV debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1967 TV's "Where The Action Is" airs the Beatles film "Strawberry Fields Forever."
In 1968 Elvis Presley's 26th movie, "Stay Away, Joe," premieres.
In 1969 The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" becomes their 14th gold album.
In 1970 "Reflections Of My Life" by Marmalade and "Get Ready" by Rare Earth both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 Barbra Streisand appears on CBS-TV's "The Burt Bacharach Special."
In 1972 Carole King wins the Best Album Grammy for "Tapestry" and Best Record for "It's Too Late." Carly Simon is named Best New Artist.
In 1974 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1975 Loggins & Messina, Barry Manilow and Blood, Sweat & Tears perform on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1980 Quincy Jones receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
In 1981 Eric Clapton is hospitalized in St. Paul, MN, with a bleeding ulcer. He canceled the remaining dates of his U.S. tour.
In 1984 The Hard Rock Cafe opens in New York City.
In 1987 "Talk Dirty To Me" by Poison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 "Jacob's Ladder" by Huey Lewis & The News is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin reunite for the first "Rat Pack" reunion concert in Oakland, CA.
In 1991 R.E.M.'s single "Losing My Religion" is released.
In 1991 Songwriter Doc Pomus ("Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment") dies at age of 65.
In 1992 Willie Nelson hosts Farm Aid V in Irving, Texas. Performers included John Mellencamp, Paul Simon and Neil Young.
In 1992 "One" by U2 enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1994 The Boring Institute names Madonna's movie "Body of Evidence" the most boring film of 1993.
In 1994 A bomb threat disrupts a Jay & The Americans' concert in Long Island, New York. However, no bomb was found.
In 1994 Tori Amos' album "Under The Pink" is certified gold.
In 1995 Garth Brooks, Michael Bolton and Kenny G testify before Congress on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 1995 Annie Lennox's album "Medusa" is released, as is the Goo Goo Dolls' CD "A Boy Named Goo."
In 1995 The album "Cracked Rear View" by Hootie & The Blowfish is certified double platinum.
In 1997 Kenny Loggins' album "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" is released.
In 1997 U2's "Pop" album enters the Billboard Top 200 albums chart at #1.
In 1998 Ray Charles appears on the cable shopping network QVC to promote a book and CD set.
In 1998 "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 2000 Elton John makes his first in-store appearance in more than five years at Tower Records in West Hollywood to promote his CD "Elton John's 'The Road to El Dorado.'"
In 2000 Mandy Moore's album "So Real" is certified platinum.
In 2001 The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Albano Carrisi had claimed that his song "I Cigni Di Balaka" was used in Jackson's 1991 hit "Will You Be There."